A United Voice for Cattle Producers
SINCE 1979

The Cattle Council of Australia is the peak producer organisation representing Australia's beef cattle producers. Cattle Council was established in July 1979 and brings together all State-based farmer organisations representing cattle producers and individual members operating beef cattle enterprises.

Beef Industry Strategic Plan

Our Mission

The mission of Cattle Council of Australia is to represent and progress the interests of Australian beef cattle producers. Cattle Council's consultation with, and policy feedback to, key industry organisations and Government representatives addresses issues of national and international importance. We do this through our consultative committees, capacity and industry programs, ongoing engagement with producers through our membership base, and attendance and promotion of industry events both at the national and international level. Cattle Council also governs itself in line with the Beef Industry Strategic Plan which can be found here.

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Capacity Programs

Cattle Council of Australia is passionate about building capacity in the beef sector. Annually Cattle Council runs programs which promote the leadership and professional development of producers. These programs include:

Industry Programs

The Australian beef industry has put in place a number of the world's best systems and programs which underpin the safety and quality of Australian beef for both our domestic and export consumers.

Cattle Council is directly involved in the management and direction of these schemes and ensuring they deliver the best outcomes for producers. Cattle Council is always focussed on the strategic improvement of these industry programs to align with market and producer needs.

Learn More


A better red meat future - Rural Press Club of Queensland

06 February 2020

ABARES Outlook 2020

03 - 04 March 2020

AgForce Advancing Beef Forum

06 March 2020

Australian Cattle Veterinarians 2020 Conference

11 - 13 March 2020

NTCA Conference

26 - 27 March 2020

The NT Cattlemen’s Association AGM & Industry Conference will be held in Alice Springs on 26 and 27 March 2020.

Red Meat Updates - Tasmania

24 July 2020

Representing Your Industry

Any beef producer in Australia can become a Cattle Council member. Membership is $100 (+GST) annually per individual or Property Identification Code (PIC). For those producers who are already members of a State Farming Organisation, the membership fee is waived. Click here for more information on becoming a member.

Become A Member

Contact Us

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